The all encompassing "players of today vs players from the past" thread
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04-03-2013, 03:00 AM
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For sure the average top-10 canadian of yesterday was not as good as one today.
Do you mean top 10 NHL players or top 10 Canadians?
It's probably more fair to count top-20 finishes for todays players when comparing them to top-10 ones from pre 1990-1995 or so, even more in the seventies when not even swedes and finns had really started to take much place in the top. Or a simpler version might just be to remove all non canadian players from you season of choice.
I basically agree with you. I think there is a good argument that a 10th place finish before 1990 is closer to a 20th place finish after 1995 than it is to a 10th place finish after 1995. But I think the guys at the very top are outliers who aren't determined by the size of the overall talent pool.
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